Place:Stikine Region, British Columbia, Canada


NameStikine Region
TypeRegional district
Located inBritish Columbia, Canada

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The Stikine Region is an unincorporated area in northwesternmost British Columbia, Canada and is the only area in B.C. not in a regional district. The Stikine Region was left unincorporated following legislation that established the province's regional districts in 1968 and is not classified as a regional district, and contains no municipal governments which normally constitute the majority of seats on the boards of regional districts. There is only one local planning area, the Atlin Community Planning Area, which was combined in 2009 with the Atlin Community Improvement District to provide fire, landfill, water, streetlighting, sidewalks and advisory land use services. All other services not provided privately are administered directly by various provincial government ministries. The area around Dease Lake, formerly in the Stikine Region, is now within the boundaries of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine following a boundary amendment in 2008. Please see the revised Stikine Region map that shows the change in boundaries].

The Stikine Region has a total population of 1,352 (2004 est.) including 282 First Nations persons, most from the Taku Tlingit of Atlin and Teslin, British Columbia, and some reserves of the Kaska Dena Council (reserves and band governments are outside the jurisdiction of the provincial government which governs the Stikine Region directly through various ministry operations, as it is not an administrative body like a regional district and has no board). The 2006 census count was 1,109 persons. It has an area of 132,496.2 sq. kilometers (51,157.07 sq mi). Its 1 person per 100 km² makes it the least densely inhabited census division in British Columbia and least densely inhabited census division in Canada.

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